Vagabonding Tip #16: “Activate” your credit / debit cards for international use…

Credit Cards for World Travel

Some cards won’t work overseas without giving your bank a call to let them know you’re traveling. Do this before you leave or risk a very expensive customer service call.

Some banks offer this option to “switch” it on and off from their app. But if you have to call them, it may be hard to call your local bank from abroad.